Frequently Asked Questions
While there are proven positive impacts of tobacco-free campus policies, questions and concerns about the implications of adopting and implementing such a policy are common.
Q: Why not create designated areas, where people can still use tobacco without leaving campus?
Q: Should electronic cigarettes be included in a tobacco-free campus policy?
Q: Won’t a tobacco-free campus policy be difficult to enforce?
A: Enforcement needs to be addressed in the policy language and with the campus community at large. A good policy has a plan for enforcement built in, including education, communication and cessation resources. Compliance with these policies is largely community driven since tobacco-free policies change the social norm around tobacco use. Thus, most campuses that have enacted policies have not experienced widespread enforcement problems.